According to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple's upcoming iPhone refresh will bring the Dynamic Island feature, previously only available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, to the standard iPhone 15 devices. The Dynamic Island replaces the notch on the iPhone, allowing for Live Activities and other information to be displayed at the top of the screen. Gurman also reports that the iPhone 15 lineup will switch to USB-C for the first time, due to European laws requiring a common charging port across all phones starting in 2024.
In addition to the Dynamic Island feature being made available on the standard iPhone 15 models, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to receive a few new premium features of their own. Gurman reports that these models will feature a titanium frame, replacing the stainless steel of previous models. Haptic volume buttons will also be introduced this year, according to Gurman, with the company responsible for creating the hardware for these buttons almost confirming the rumor in November of 2022.
It's worth noting that none of these rumors have been officially confirmed by Apple, so it's best to take them with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation. However, if these reports turn out to be true, it looks like Apple's upcoming iPhone refresh will bring some exciting new features to users. We'll have to wait and see what the company has in store for us when it officially announces its new devices.